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Washington's state-of-the-union address...

Item # 676806

November 01, 1792


* President George Washington
* State of the Union Address

Certainly the most notable content is President Washington's state-of-the-union address, found in its entirety at the back of the issue.
Headed: "THE PRESIDENT'S SPEECH" it is prefaced with a paragraph reading in part: "...the national legislature assembled...at Philadelphia...the President of the United States...repaired to the Senate Chamber...with both Houses being present, the President opened the session with the following speech..." and what consumes nearly 3 pages is the full text of the address, signed in type at its conclusion: G. Washington.
Note that the back leaf is missing, containing foreign news & marriage/death reports, plus the bottom portion of the last leaf present touching (but not causing loss) 2 words in the speech, and touching the "G." in Washington's signature.
Other reports in the issue include: "An Account of the Manners, Genius Hospitality, etc. of the Irish Peasantry" "A View of Bedlam", a psychiatric hospital in London famous for having inspired several horror books, films and TV series;  and: "On America" which takes 2 1/2 pages.
Certainly one of the less common 18th century American magazine titles, existing from just 1790 to 1797.
No plates are present.
Contains 62 of the 64 pages (see above), still has the full title/contents page, 5 1/4 by 8 inches, some foxing, ink strain to two pages. Rare in that it was never bound nor trimmed, still with the original string binding at the spine.

Category: The 1600's and 1700's